Yves Bergquist

Yves Bergquist

Yves Bergquist

Founder and CEO | Corto

    Yves is an AI researcher with an interest in applying artificial intelligence and neuroscience to complex behavioral problems such as understanding the cognitive relationship between audiences and stories. He is the CEO of AI startup Corto, which is building an extensive, AI-driven knowledge engine for media and entertainment. Yves is also the Director of the “AI and Neuroscience in Media” Project at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center.

    For 2 years, Yves was the CEO of AI engineering firm Novamente. Co-founded by AI engineering guru Ben Goertzel, and based in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, Novamente specializes in building customized AI platforms managing risk, operations and social media analytics for large enterprise clients such as DARPA, IARPA, Lockheed Martin, CDC, Intel, etc. Novamente is currently building the first machine that can understand and tailor narrative structure in film, videogames and advertising.

    In the past, Yves has managed business development for crowdsourcing company Ranker and social media analytics startup Bottlenose, and was part of the founding team at Singularity University.